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THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN WILMINGTON
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA t f rbjNESPAY AFTERNOON NOV. 1 5, 1916.
PRICE 5 CENTS
FOESIDENT WILSON ABOUT TO C ! T HIS BALLOT.
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Department or Justice Will j
Handle Defense of The Ad-
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SUITS AGAINST V
New York Central and Penn
sylvania Enter Them Today.
Declare Act Not One to Reg
ulate Commerce But Arbi
trary Raise of Wages.'
General Gregory has
wits bv the railroads against the en.
actnient of the Adamson 8-Hour Law ;
will be handled by the Department of
Justice. The jlefense in each case
will be worked out by Solicitor-General
Davis and other department offi
cials with the United States attorneys
in their various jurisdictions.
The department today was unable to
determine whether it would be nec
essary to have a single suit or whether'
the railroads would be compelled to
make a test case of one instance. No
word has reached the Attorney General
from the railroads suggesting such a
course. Department officials in charge
stated that no official representation
had been made for the Attorney Gen
eral to make a test case.
It is pointed out that granting or re
fusing of a temporary order by one
Federal judge would have no binding
effect on any other judge of the same
standing and rank and at best the
force would be but argumentative.
It was said that there was no reason
to believe that each railroad majrnot
prefer to fight its case separately in
hope of being sustained.
So far as the.departtaent kiicrs JJu?
railroads are all making their fight
that the Adamson Law is uncon
stitutional and impossible of perform
The principal defense is that it is
constitutional and that congress did
not exceed its power in enacting it.
Not Act to Regulate Commerce.
New York, Nov. 15. The New York
Central Railroad today filed suit in
the Federal District Court to test the
constitutionality of the Adamson ' 8
Hour Law. The suit is directed against
the three Federal district attorneys of
New York State and the chairman of
each of the four railroad brother
hoods. The roads' principal contention is,
according to Albert H. Harriss, gener
al counsel, that the Adamson law "is
in no sense a regulation of commerce,
but a temporary and arbitrary in
crease in wages for the brotherhood
He said as soon as the answer was
filed an injunction would be asked.
Pennsylvania Joins Fray.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 15. The
Pennsylvania Railway Company to
day filed in the Federal District Court
a bill against the three United States
District Attorneys from bringing pres
sure RCrnincf Vi s y -nilvmnA smmnanir
""uer iue Aaamson 8-Hour taw. ine
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Gil TO START
Senator Chilton Calls Atten
tion to Significant Differ
ence Watching Closely
Charleston, WVa., Nov. 15. No of
ficial election returns have as yet been
Received by the secretary of state, .but
11 is expected that the counting of the
votes in the small counties will be
finished tomorrow. Changes are re
Ported from the unofficial county and
Political candidates are watching the
The count is likely to be completed
oday from some of the counties and
th recount demanded by the? Demo
cratic candidates will at once start.
Senator Chilton declared today that
Official returns RO far chmusl 'that
is an unaccountable discrepancy
the total vote cast for senator and
mat for President.
HUGHES HAS OVER A
K000 IN MINNESOTA.
Minn., Nov. 15. AH pre-
give Mr. Hughes a plurality oyer
i- IIUBUU Vt 1,UU1.
YET TO BE Hi BY
'To Drop Below . Freezing in
Some Portions; Say The
( MADTU IS A vrT 4 tlnki tki
HAD ZERO TODAY.
Weather Colder Everywhere
East of The Mississippi
Freezing This Morning
Bifcmarck, N. D.; Nov. 15. rZlero at
Bismarck was the lowest tempera
ture reported' up till 8 o'clock this
morning, but the cold wave wa'p still
held sway in all districts east of the
Mississippi and an abnormally low
temperature is reported. 1
The weather has become colder
everywhere east ot ' the Mississippi, j
except in Southern Florida, and 'freez
ing temperature is reported as far i
south as the Gulf coast. . j
At Mobile itwasrtWb degrees below j
freezing and at New Orleans 34, i
while Atlanta reported 24, San An-j
tomo 30. and Nashville 18. - i
IndicatioM:! w ere that tbel cold wave
iouki. increase in intensity m tne
south and reach 20 - degrees in many
points in the South Atlantic States.
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Cold wave- warnings were issued
today for the Northeast and Central
Florida and along the coast of Geor -
gia and fouth Carolina.
On account of the approaching
West Indian disturbance the weather
bureau announced that storm warn-!
ings had. been ordered displayed on
the Atlantic coast south of the Vir
ginia capes. The disturbance at
present is over the Gulf of Mexico,
Bacharest Sends Word That
Rumanians Have Enemy
On The Run.
Bucharest, via London, Nov. 15.
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'In Transylvania the Austro-German
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manians, acuuruiuB iu " ouuuuuto
ment at the war office today.
In the Jiul Valley, the Rumanians
have been forced back to their second
line trenches, as the result of con
tinual Teutonic attacks, the statement
adds, ind the Rumanians also have
been obliged to yield ground in the
Secretary- of Navy Looking
Into Construction of The
New War Graft-
Washington, Nov. 15: Secretary
rDauiels and an expert 'engineer are
today conferring -with representatives
of ship building concerns which have
put in bids for the four battleships,
four scout cruisers, twenty nine sub
marines and" sixteen destroyers,
which will have to be begun within
three months by the terms of the na
None of the bids previously had
been satisfactory, as all were troubl
ed with modifications, which affect
ed the cost prices of the ship. Of
ficials are hoping that an adjustment
may be reached. .
If this is - not jwisisib'le it is regard
ed as likeiyhatvieimgress will be
asked . to. provide funds for the con
struction, of all ships in government
struction of all ships in government
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, . . firesidet Wilson is hee... shoWin.
xiie exifiiuw iiuuse at frinceton. js. j.
dent came from Shadow Lawn accom-
squad of -secret service men, newspa
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President Wilson arrived at 9 a.m., having left Shadow Lawn early
He was the fiftieth voter, Making his way through a cheering crowd of
. prinCeton students and others that gathered, the President entered the
bootn and voted the straight Democratic ticket. Afterwards he shook
hands Wlth the poll clerks and took some of them out to introduce th-m
to Mrs- Wllson waiting in an automobile.
(Sketches and Art Works Sent
Home in Great Uuantities
French Front, Nov. 15. An exposi
tion of "Art at the Front" composed
of, the creations of soldiers of the
French army now on view at Com
piegne includes contributions from
every branch of the service.
Pictures in oils and water colors,
colored crayone and pencil, charcoal
and burnt wood are displayed side by
side with statuettes carved out of
chalk or soft stone or modelled in
plaster colored to represent nature.
Metal, objects made of .shell cases,
hammered in beautiful designs to
form flower holders and lamps, and
splinters of steel shells made into
paper weights xand inkstands, rifle
cartridges transformed into pen and
pencil holders, papers, paper cutters,
thimbles, and other useful things,
fuses made into finger and napkin
rings, .fancy , work baskets fashipned
out pf the long wicker cases in which
loaded projectiles for the big guns
are conveyed to the firing line all
give evidence that art goes together
Nary of the pictures exhibit a
s'roigth which" can. never be found
in ,ny academical calon. They
rcjlsent objects of actuality as seen
by the men themselves and r-;p'oduc-.d
In such a way as to bring boni'.,
to those who see them the conditions
under. Which the soldiers live in face
of the enemy. There is no idealism
or fantasy in jthe men's work all is
realism. This, however, does not pre
vent many of the artists from por
traying humor in its broadest sense,
for the sohlier in the field is very
keen on the comic side, and some of,
the caricatures are excellent.
Few -people have had the opportuni
ty of seeing the exposition, owing
to the difficulty of reaching Com
piegn under the restrictions "of war
time, "both arrangements have been
made for the transfer of the collec
tion to Paris and possibly later to
America. It is probable that the
work, of the soldiers of other French
armies will be joined together with
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Jeaying' his "fl6mo4ltoBnterv the
where ho crfRt. his vntp Tho PrDi.
panied. by a number of secretaries, a
per reporters, photographers and the
NO ERROR SO FAR IN VOTE.
San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 15.
v Thirty-three counties., in Califor- 4
nia l-emain to be heard from "in -
the official canvass. Early returns
from five counties made the dif-
4 ference between the lowest Dem- 4
ocratic elector and the lowest
T uullcan elector o,oai,- tne low-
est Democrat having' that major-
ity. Both parties admit that big
4 discrepancies will have to be 4 i
T luuuu 111 UIUr to euanee me re- f
.aft. 7a.. J 2 J X ll . A 1.
4- suit and such discrepancies could
come only from the most densely
. yopuiaieu counties oi &an rTan- 4 i
4 cisco, Los Angeles and Alameda
4 The first day's work discover
4 ed only minor errors.
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Physicians Continue Their
Convention Today In
Atlanta, Nov. 15. Discussion of
ways to promote healing and a score
clinics at the different hospital
made the third day of the Southern
Medical Assdeiation-s convention a
busy one." Weil known physicians
will m give technical lectures: at the
Later in the day the delegates will
be entertained at a barbecue which
will be followed by dancing and an
opportunity to play golf.
very small recompense for their
works. They have given them up in
order to provide themselves with a
few small comforts during the coming
winter, on condition that ' purchasers
make a contribution towards the as
sistance of their wounded and invalid
comrades. ' -
There are work by winners of the
Prize of Rome of the French Acad
emy who were . mobilized - white .- pur-
nVineri-nrr Tq5t otlir? 1(.C - "TTI1 CrTTl O ftf
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these in later years may., Pome to wiuuy,. v. w ,
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Made Desperately Pressed At
tack, Using Liquid Fire,
FIGHT RAGES ON
THE SOMME FRONT
Berlin Declares Invasion of
Rumania is Being Success
fully Carried On Rus-
sian Attacks Repulsed
With the battle between the Brit
ish and the Germans still raging
around the Arcre river region, the
Germans struck the French' lines a
blow on the other extreme of the
Somme fighting front today, between
Ablaincourt and the Chaulseme3
woods south of the river.
Paris declares this attack, which
was desperately pressed, with the as
sistance of liquid fire, resulted in the
slight gain of ground east of Pres- i
siore. . There the Germans reached a;
ernun nf r..iT. Awolll !
The latest from the British of fen-1
sive in the Arcre region reports the
British troops pressing onward. They j
took 5,000 prisoners yesterday the j
war office announces. I
North of the Somme Paris an
nounces progress for the French in
the St. Pierre-Vassart woods region
where possession of dominant ground
on Saillisel is facilitating their move
ments. The invasion of Rumania is being
carried on successfully by the Austro
German troops, Berlin announces. En
gagements along the road leading to
southwestern Rumanian yesterday
terminated successfully for the Teu
tons, who took 1,800 prisoners. Pe
trograd admits the forcing back of
tVik "R nm o n i on g Viir tho Tontntia nt
several points but declares that the! "d. International relations of
Austro-German forces were compell.:'th; United States with the belhger
cri tn n nfn,ont4-; ren Pountries to the present war
iwr hl ftUi, cLCHnd that lt was advisable that the
in Galicia, several Russian" rtta6k9
were repulsed by the Austro-Germahs
according to the German war office
OUT OF SERVICE
Lieutenant-" Holmes and Re
cruiting Detail Gone to Fort
Moultrie, S. C.
Lieutenant Edward H. Holmes7rth
his detail of three men of the Wil-
! mineton Light Infantry, who have
been on recruiting duty here for the
t seVeral months, left this morn-
ing for Charieston, S. C, to be muster-
!ed out of the United States service
at Fort Moultrie, near - Charleston.
nrlora tn.hfi mustered out of service
Txh T.oiitot Holmes on this
i duty have been Sergeant Adrain B.
Rhodes, Corporal Nathan J. Silver
I man and Private Harry H. Watters.
The mustering out of these men does
not mean that they will lose their
status with the National Guard as they
will still be members of the Light "In
fantry. Lieutenants Holmes and Fillyaw re
turned last night from Greensboro,
where on Monday night they were ex
amined by Major Alexander Greig, U.
S. Army, instructor-inspector of the
North Carolina Coast Artillery Corps,
as to their knowledge of the branch
of the service in which they hold
their commissions. Practically all of
the officers of the corps were present
at the Corps headquarters where the
examination was held.
. TO SELL BUTTER
Berlin, Oct. 15. The authorities
have discovered a clever though sim
ple method of getting around maxi
mum prices for butter and the gen
eral prohibition ot selling it in more
than quarter pound lots. It consists
of "butter herring" consisting of one
very small thin herring, encased in
about a pound of butter which has I
been selling for some 9 marks on the
Berlin market. Before the authori
ties discovered the ruse dealers who
had managed-to get both buftefand
fish from Denmark and elsewhere had
succeeded in disposing of hundreds of
pounds. Many customers bought in
2050 and 100 pound lots, gladly pay-1
r tho nTtranHinnrr nrice for the
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chance of getting butter again, even
though most of them, threw away the
tiny fish and with it lost some little
of the butter that flung to its skinny
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Request Speedy Consideration
of Appeal In The Appam
THE COURT TODAY
Motion May Be Argued Next
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States Supreme Court-
Washington, Nov. 15 British
Claimants of the prize ship, Appan,
at Newport News today filed "with the
Suprems Court a request for an early
hearing of the appeal of Lieutenant
Hans Berg, the German prizemaster,
from Federal Judge Waddill's decis
ion awarding the ship to the British
owners. It is thought that the mo
tion will be presented to the court
In the' application the British claim
ant stated . that "the point in ' ques
tion affected the treaty relations of
the United States with Germany and
have a direct bearing on the diplo-
British Cruiser Sends Out Gen
eral Message- American
Steamer Gets It.
Provirence, R.I., Nov. 15 The Mer
chant and Mariners' steamship, How
ard, reported on her arrival here to
day that when off Block Island, just
before daylight, she had been warn
ed against a German submarine by a
It was at first reported that the
dispatch had been sent while the
British vessel was off the coast of
Southern New England, but when the
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wireless was maue mu it wa auuwa
that the message received was a gen
eral warning to all ships against Ger
man undersea boats, which might be
met anywhere in the Atlantic ocean.
CANCER INCREASING 4
IN SOUTHERN STATES
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 15. Cancer is on
the increase in the southern states.v
according to the report of a commit
tee of the public health section of
the medical men's convention -now in
session in Atlanta.
In order to promote the study of the
dread disease, the committee strongly
urges the importance of more com
plete vital statistics by municipal and
county health authorities.
The medical profession has not yet
discovered the cause of cancer. In
order to determine whether or not it
is hereditary, a record must be kept
of every case, so that the new cases
in the future can be traced back to
old case in the present, if any, relating
connection exists between them, v
ALL READY FOR THE
BIG AUTO RACES.
Santa Monica, Cal., Nov. 15. Pre
pared for 300 miles of nerve-racking
time-shattering, death-defying driving,
more than a dozen world famous pilots
are resting today, getting a last tonic
before their dash here tomorrow In
the annual automobile race for the
Vanderbilt Cup. The race will be a
contest of speed and endurance, with
the victor, according to advance pre-
dictions, covering the distance in rec
ora - DreaKmg ume. Among me yaiuv
ipants will be such famous drivers as
Dario Resta,Earl Cooper, Eddie Pul
leri ' Joe ' Thomas, Guy Ruckstell,
"Howdy", Wilcox, Johnny Aitken and
ASK TIT CiiSE
BE HI! SOON
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While Operating An Electric
Shaker in Elizabeth City
Frank Raulfs was Killed. .
IN DRUG STORE.
.Crossed Wires Probably Caus
ed The Accident Custom
er Saw Youth Fall to Floor a
i Burning Mass Death Was
Elizabeth City. N. C, Nov. 15.
Frank Raulfs, aged 18, was electrocut- "
ed this morning between 8 and 9
o'clock while operating an electric
milk-shaker at the Standard Pharm
acy, one of the leading drug stores In
this city. Crossed wires and a damp
morning combined to produce the cir- .
cumstances that cut short the life of
a boy of brightest promise.
As he was .engaged in the routine
of his usual duties, he had taken an
order for a milk shake and turned on
the current to mix the drink without
mishap, but when he turned to his
machine to switch off the current the
customer, who ordered the drink,
heard a snap and a startled inarticu
late exclamation, and then saw Raulfs
crash to the floor, . where he lay en
tangled in the" wiring of the dis
mantled machine, sparks flashing front :
jhis clothing and the pungent odor of -;
burning hair filling: the room.
Robert Whltehurst, who rushed to
the main switch to turn the current off
from the building, was shocked into
insensibility, but suffered no serious
injury. The primary wire of the clr
cuit, from which the Standard Pharm-
acy gets its lights broke during the
night and fell across a secondary wire. . ;
the circuit i.33,200 volts of ejectrjeity
instead ot tne uauai u u. . i ue huuu.
paratus was not insulated to with
stand any such current and when the
boy touched it, death was probably;
L SENTENCE IS
GIVEN WHITE MAN
Jones Suffers, For Carrying a
i Concealed Weapon Crim
inal Assault Case.
In the case charging M. C. Jones,
white, with carrying a concealed
weapon a judgment of guilty was re
turned, Deputy Clerk Northrop re-,
ceiving the verdict during the recess
hour and Jones was sentenced to two
months in jail subject to hire on the
county roads, immediately -after .court
opened for the afternoon session.
The Jones case was the only one that
went to the jury this- morning.
The trial of Charles Walker, color
ed, on a charge of rape was be'gun
early this afternoon and practlfcally '
the entire remainder of. the day wUJ
be consumed in the taking of test!-
money and the summing up by counsel '
for the two contingents. The case is
of a nature to attract the morbidly
inclined and the court room was com
fortably filled when the empaneling
of the jury was completed. No evi
dence in the Walker case was taken .
this morning but it 'was begun imme
diately after dinner.
Other matters diposed of this morn
ing were: Thomas F. Costen, et al, vs7
Woodall & Sheppard, petition 'and
order; City of Wilmington against
Germania Manufacturing Company,
decree; City of .Wilmington against
Carrie T. Mash, et al, degree; City
of Wilmington against John N. Neil,
et aL decree; City of Wilmington
against Wesley Crinton, decree; W.
H. Pridgen against Levering Manu
facturing Company, order making K.
W. Goodwin party to plaintiff.
IN NORTH DAKOTA.
Fargo, N. D., Nov. 15. North Da
kota school teachers took Fargo by
storm today and practically every ac
commodation in city is taxed to pro-'
vide places for them. The occasion
of, the gathering is the annual conven
tion of the North Dakota Educational
association, which opened for a three
day session this morning under con
ditions that promise the most profit
able meeting ever held by. the associa
tion. . Featuring the pfogram will be
addresses-by Governor Ferris, of Mich
igan, Governor Hanna, of .Notfh Dako
ta, and President Vincent of the uni
Iversity of Minnesota.;
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